CA – TMNT Universe #1 Signing

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Artist Johnnie Christmas appears at Yesteryear Comics on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm to sign Angel Catbird and the YYC exclusive variant cover to TMNT Universe #1!

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Yesteryear Comics
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-6121

CA – MASK Revolution #1 Signing

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Screenwriter Brandon Easton (Marvel’s AGENT CARTER, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES) appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM to sign the hot new M.A.S.K. REVOLUTION one-shot from IDW Publishing‘s incredible REVOLUTION event.

Brandon will also be signing the acclaimed ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN and TRANSFORMERS: DEVIATIONS!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – Eclipse #1 Signing

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Writer Zack Kaplan signs Eclipse #1 at Fantastic Comics on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00 PM!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – Voltron: Legendary Defender Signing

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Writers Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson, who work on both the comic book and the television show, appear at Hypno Comics on clock Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER issues #1-3! Plus Limited posters and buttons from LionForge Comics and Dreamworks will be available while supplies last.

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Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

San Francisco Comics Fest Returns on November 2-5

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Press Release:

Announcing the second annual San Francisco Comics Fest organized by members of the Bay Area comics community in association with Comic-Con, International.

This year’s celebration will kick off Wednesday, November 2nd with satellite events held throughout the city culminating in the Comic-Con sponsored Storytelling Across Media (SAM) event on Saturday, November 5th. As plans are still being developed, more detailed information will be forthcoming.

The origin of San Francisco Comics Fest began in late 2014 at a Town Hall meeting of retailers, artists, writers and other industry professionals and has grown into a region-wide celebration of the comics medium. Last year’s festival included over twenty events held at Bay Area comics shops, the Cartoon Art Museum, and the San Francisco Public Library.

“This year, with the help of Comic-Con, we’re launching an exciting new culminating event,” Committee Organizer Matt Silady, Chair of MFA in Comics Program at California College of the Arts.  “Our hope is to bring together future storytellers from comics, video games, and animation, it’s going to be a very special day for Bay Area writers, artists, and anyone looking to stretch their imaginations.”

SAM, Comic-Con’s Storytelling Across Media one-day event will cap off the festival by offering a line-up of in-depth panels and workshops for everyone from aspiring cartoonists to professional storytellers. ”We’re very excited to return to the Bay Area,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for SAM. “And we are delighted to support San Francisco’s creative community.”

Along with its new relationship  with Comic-Con International, San Francisco Comics Fest continues with the support of Independent Arts and Media as they work together to further its mission to bring a long-lasting, fun, diverse comics festival to San Francisco.

SF COMICS FEST MISSION STATEMENT: San Francisco Comics Fest is a celebration of comics culture – past, present and future – with festival events highlighting four core aspects of the vibrant community:

  • Rich history of artistic rebellion and comics innovation
  • Unique intersection of cultural influences shared among creators
  • Commitment to comics education
  • Responsibility to shape the future of comics through technology in a positive, equitable way

Scheduled events include workshops, signings, and talks at sponsored by the Cartoon Art Museum, SF Public Library, and comics retailers on both sides of the Bay. San Francisco Comics Fest will be accepting applications for official SFCF events from its local community through the month of July. All event participants will be promoted through official SFCF channels and promotional materials.

To get involved, we’re currently accepting applications from volunteers and offers to host an event.

ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO COMICS FEST:  San Francisco Comics Fest is a celebration of comics culture past, present and future with a commitment to its community’s history, influence and education.

ABOUT INDEPENDENT ARTS & MEDIA: Independent Arts & Media offers fiscal sponsorship to projects that advance IAM’s charitable purpose: to raise the educational and social levels of the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding regional and national communities, through the development of non-commercial, educational and cultural media, news and arts projects for the benefit of the general public.

ABOUT COMIC-CON, INTERNATIONAL: Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

CA – Live Cartooning + Podcasting

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Jason Novak and Adam Bessie appear at Escapist Comics on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1 PM – 4 PM to do live cartooning with audience participation and hosting the Escapist Comics Podcast Live!

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

CA – Art of The Iron Giant Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is honored to present Insight Editions’ publication of the most beloved animation film, The Art of the Iron Giant on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Finally we have a rare collection of concepts and artwork behind the scenes in this very book.

Come join us in this most special occasion as our veteran artists & animators share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the art book!

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Teddy Newton – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Michel Gagne – Special Effects Animator/Supervisor
Dominique Louis – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Alan Bodner – Art Direction
Dennis Venizelos – Background Supervisor
Chris Sauve – Supervising Animator

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Ben)
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Batman: Dark Night Signing

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Writer Paul Dini (Co-Creator of Harley Quinn, Producer and writer of the Batman: The Animated Series) presents and signs Dark Night: A True Batman Story at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM to celebrate BATMAN DAY!

(NOTE: This is a wristbanded event.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Steven Universe: The Answer Signing

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Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 PM, for a very special Meet & Greet. (This is a wristbanded event. Barnes & Noble at The Grove will begin selling pre-signed copies of THE ANSWER at 9am on Sept. 10th)

THE ANSWER, a heartfelt illustrated picture book by Rebecca Sugar, tells the story of two Gems named Ruby and Sapphire as they discover love for the first time on a strange new planet called Earth. Dazzling illustrations from show artists Elle Michalka and Tiffany Ford capture Ruby and Sapphire’s wonder and surprise as their story takes a course that fate never planned for them.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Batman Day 2016 Signing

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Inker Danny Miki (All-Star Batman) appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM for the third annual Batman Day celebrating the Dark Knight’s endearing legacy. Cosplay welcome! The event will include activities, trivia, and coloring!

Barnes & Noble
3625 Grand Ave Chino Hills, CA 91709
909-464-1457

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